Sunday, October 20, 2013

Singapore Skylines: Kaijus in the rain

 photo DSC08878_500.jpg Some say, you should never meet your childhood heroes. They say we might be disappointed if we learnt that our heroes were not as heroic as we thought them out to be. On some days, they could have been right, but this was not to be one of those days. Today, one of my childhood heroes comes out to play after a 3-year restoration period.  photo DSC08870_500.jpg  photo DSC08879_500.jpg Now, i have seen GTRs aplenty back in their native land of Japan. Being one of my "hero" cars was i was growing up, seeing one locally felt almost surreal. Especially one as lovingly rebuilt as this.  photo IMG_20131015_093719_500.jpg The weather in the morning played a foul mistress though as a fierce thunderstorm erupted the night before and teased us throughout our short meet. Whenever it was time to set off for a shoot, the clouds opened up and gave us their all.  photo DSC08884_500.jpg It was frustrating but almost fitting i guess. It sure reminded me of the movie Pacific Rim, when the Kaijus appear, it rains. So with not one but 2 Godzillas on the prowl, i guess i should have expected it.  photo DSC08900_500.jpg We tried waiting for the rain to subside and just when it looked like we might have a glimmer of sunlight, we headed off...  photo DSC08901_500.jpg ...Only to have the dark clouds follow our little convoy.  photo DSC08906_500.jpg Less than 5 minutes in, another wave of rain fell...  photo DSC08909_500.jpg  photo DSC08912_500.jpg ...and it fell hard.  photo DSC_0941_500.jpg I seeked shelted inside my car as our resident pro-photog endured the wetness and continued firing away. (Check out his shot here)  photo DSC08917_500.jpg With the rain belting down with no respite, we adjourned for another cup of coffee.  photo DSC_0948_500.jpg  photo DSC_0954_500.jpg A good cuppa later, it was time for the Kaijus to go home, and just as you know it, the dark clouds left and the rain stopped.  photo IMG_20131015_104655_500.jpg The only disappointment here? I would have loved to have spent more time with the R32 but i guess. Another time perhaps, another time.


 photo 86-WAGON_500.jpg Remember me hoping that Toyota would make a wagon 86? Well, i couldn't wait, so i photoshopped one out using the sedan 86 as a base template and using styling cues from the Impreza wagon to fuse this together. Like?

Porsche 3D maps an Imperial Temple

Porsche celebrates 50years of the 911 in Beijing and 3D maps Taimiao, the Imperial Anscestral Temple in Beijing. Full of win.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


 photo 89-4dr-500.jpg With rumors of an 86 Sedan almost reach production-ready status, digital artist Theophilus Chin shows us how it could possibly look like. We couldn't resist lowering it and slapping on some BBS LMs of course.

Allegedly, the car will be offered as standard with the coupe's 2.0-liter boxer engine and an optional hybrid arrangement derived from the Yaris Hybrid-R concept is also in the cards with up to 268 bhp (200 kW) and fitted with a KERS system similar to F1 cars.

Now make us a wagon!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Montreal & Melisa

 photo 13-drive-my-body-simon-bolz.jpg  photo 10-drive-my-body-simon-bolz.jpg  photo 14-drive-my-body-simon-bolz.jpg Since we're on somewhat of an Alfa renaissance on this blog. Here's some artistic photos of an Alfa Montreal & lovely model, Melisa Mendini.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Good morning Miami!!!

"When a car looks and sounds as good as this, you don't need to talk." So true, so true. If there ever was a video that deserved to be shared today, this is it.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The 4 Series lands in Singapore

 photo DSC08691-500.jpg The successor to BMW's 3 Series Coupe has finally arrived on our local shores. Which also brought along an end to the long running 3 Series Coupe naming convention. A change in BMW's approach to their numbering system has meant all Coupes will now be even numbers. And the 3 Series Coupe will from henceforth be known as the 4 Series Coupe.  photo DSC08699-500.jpg  photo DSC08711-500.jpg  photo DSC08718-500.jpg Names aside, the event allowed us to get up close and personal with the car and we think it looks much prettier in person (especially in Estoril Blue) and we would love to get our hands on one.  photo DSC08738-500.jpg  photo DSC08761-500.jpg  photo DSC08755-500.jpg  photo DSC08744-500.jpg Currently, there are 2 models on offer, the stomping 435i and the 428i. List prices (as at time of writing) are S$325,800 and S$269,800 respectively.  photo DSC08766-500.jpg  photo DSC08768-500.jpg

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

FR Rhapsody

 photo DSC08635-500.jpg Had a short early morning gathering over the weekend with some friends and turns out, we were all in FR machines. So a nice group photo was in order of course!  photo DSC08678-500.jpg  photo DSC08628-500.jpg With the 4 series set to launch locally very very soon. It's kind of sad when you think that the 3 Series Coupe naming convention will soon be retired. Especially when the very first 3 Series, started off as a coupe and only became a sedan from the second generation onwards.  photo DSC08616-500.jpg Always good to drive clean. Revols glass coating with protection by AMMO NYC keeps the bodywork nice and shiny.  photo DSC08635-500tg.jpg I had to do it. Hahaha.